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English noun: chapter

1. chapter (communication) a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled


SamplesHe read a chapter every night before falling asleep.


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision


Part meronymtext, textual matter

2. chapter (time) any distinct period in history or in a person's life


SamplesThe industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history.
The divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship.


Broader (hypernym)phase, stage

3. chapter (group) a local branch of some fraternity or association


SamplesHe joined the Atlanta chapter.


Broader (hypernym)club, gild, guild, lodge, order, social club, society


Member meronymassociation, frat, fraternity

4. chapter (group) an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church


Broader (hypernym)assembly

5. chapter (event) a series of related events forming an episode


SamplesA chapter of disasters.


Broader (hypernym)episode









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